Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

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*** A huge thank you to everyone that supported our Brave the Shave fundraiser – we absolutely smashed our target!! ***

At the end of March four brave members of the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels team Braved the Shave by getting their heads shaved to raise funds for DRCET and the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah went under the clippers on Thursday 30 March 2017 to raise funds for these two great Glasgow based charities.

The response to the fundraiser has been totally overwhelming and we have finally collected all the sponsorship money and we raised a staggering £6937 – who would have thought a wee bit of hair could have raised so much!

So a massive thanks to Lu at Battlefield Barbers for amazing clipper control; to May, Marie and Amanda and all the team at Heart of Scotstoun for being fantastic hosts and for selling so many cakes; to everyone that baked something for us on the day; to everyone that came along to cheer us on; a huge thanks to Paul, Liz and Sarah for helping to turn my madcap idea into a reality and going above and beyond; and of course to everyone that sponsored us!

A huge, huge, huge thank you for everyone that supported us – it is very much appreciated!

We will be arranging a wee photo shoot to hand over a big cheque to the Beatson Cancer Charity soon so will be back in touch soon about that!

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah!

We tweeted about this too… @drcet @deilsonwheels #BraveTheShave #BigHeidShave @beatson_charity

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greenspace scotland has announce that they have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to kick-start the development of an Endowment Fund for Scotland’s parks.

This project will develop a £1million endowment fund for Scotland’s parks.  It is the first step towards our ambition for a multi-million endowment fund which will help to keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. Over the next 3 years, the HLF grant of £500,000 will be matched with donations from individuals, businesses and trusts to raise that first magic million. The funds will be invested to provide an endowment to support Scotland’s parks in perpetuity.

Julie Procter, Chief Executive of greenspace scotland said:
“Scotland’s parks are well-used and much loved. We want to ensure they continue to be cherished and nurtured so that we hand them on in good heart for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. The Scottish Parks Endowment Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks. And it’s a great way to grow the value of your donation: the HLF matching grant means that every £10 donated with gift-aid, becomes a £25 investment in the Park Endowment fund; every £100 becomes £250 and so on.”

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What’s happening with Byres Road? We were contacted by the team behind the re-design recently and the provided the following update…

Technical surveys – We’ve been using our enforced silence (due to elections in May and June) to do essential survey research.  A busy street like Byres Road is full of things we have to accommodate: underground pipes and cables, subway tunnel, buses, traffic and lots more besides.

All of these things are ‘constraints’ that we have to design around, and we need to know what we’re dealing with before starting to work with you, the public, to redesign the face of the street.  We should finish that work in July.

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Dumbarton_Waterfront_PathwayA new £2.5 million waterfront pathway linking Dumbarton Town Centre to Dumbarton Rock has secured planning permission to progress to delivery.

The 1,140 metre coastal walkway, approved by Councilors at Planning Committee, will be delivered by December 2019 and will be ideal for walkers and cyclists. The walkway will also be used by tourists and visitors to the historic Dumbarton Castle directly from the town centre.

The Council will work with landowners including Dumbarton Football Club, Turnberry Homes, Lidl, Culross/Dunbritton and Historic Environment Scotland to deliver a high specification pathway including a wide walkway and cycle path connecting the Town Centre with Dumbarton Castle.

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Unfortunately the organisers have had to cancel this event due to the weather forecast for strong winds and even stronger gusts which are well above acceptable limits for the safe use of inflatables (bouncy castles etc) and borderline acceptable limits for the safe use of open fronted marquees. It is hoped the event will be re-organised for later in the year.

 

nextbike that runs city bike-sharing schemes is celebrating hitting its 500,000th rental in the UK.

The firm, nextbike, recorded the landmark trip in Glasgow, where it operates what it describes as one of its most successful schemes. The rider on the journey travelled from Bellgrove Station to George Square in the city centre.

Julian Scriven, managing director of nextbike UK, said it was an important milestone, “We are delighted with how well the scheme has been received generally in the UK and even more so to see it used so comprehensively in Glasgow by people from all walks of life,”

“There is the assumption that rental bikes are mainly for tourists but we have found that city dwellers are among the highest number of users, making the most of them for all kinds of journeys throughout the day and night.”

Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability & carbon reduction, said: “As an avid cyclist, I’m delighted that Glasgow bike users have reached this amazing milestone.

The bike hire scheme in the city is a wonderful way to encourage more residents and visitors to use alternative modes of transport and help reduce our carbon footprint as well.’

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership has opened the North West Capital Programme 2017/18 with a call for bids for projects to be completed during the financial year.

Funds of £110,000 are available for investment in capital activity in the North West Sector for 2017/18. Glasgow Community Planning Partnership would welcome proposals for projects which meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Can demonstrate community involvement and consultation as part of the development process;
  • Are linked to Glasgow City Council’s Local Development Plan;
  • Include activity in the identified North West Thriving Places communities;
  • Are led by community and voluntary organisations; and/or
  • Can demonstrate long term sustainability.

Proposals for activity which would be completed before 31 March 2018 should be submitted no later than 5pm Friday 14 July 2017 For more information please see the attached flier or visit the Glasgow CPP website.

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
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40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.
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